A dog's life
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A dog's life
This lady is just about ready to go. The season is a wrap and we don't have any builds or major work to do on bikes so we can focus on getting laps we need and improving our skill set. Hunting dirt circles this winter to get better. :)
Look at the rubber! Love Tripple T race track
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2022 Final Kirby Family Racing Review:
Well we did it. We set out to race one full season as a family and that season is now in the books.
Last race of the season was a barn burner for sure. Joshuah nailed a second place finish to wrap up the season on the podium.
Caden finished mid pack un a realy fast open class. He previously snagged a third in the 250 class to get on a 2022 podium.
Pops snagged a couple of thirds in Vintage lite mid season and a third overall for season points.
Spencer snagged a first and third on a realy fast track. The third in her first outing on the Barrus powered 85. Hopefully a major part of her 2023 and her racing program as it seems everyone is wanting to continue racing next season.
Spencer - If all things go well will be riding in the 85cc and 200cc classes against some fast talent.
Caden will continue on the 440 DRZ.
Josh will stay aboard the star wars xr special.
Pops? We shall see. I will be taking every opportunity I can to ride (practice) and if I feel confident in my abilities to be competitive I may race some select events.
Thanks for following us and God bless yall.
What a night! Spencer P1 and P3. Caden mid pack but truly his best effort to date. That big Suzuki is alot to manage.
Josh stole a second. He had that little XR Barkin. Good night, great racing. Davey Durell !!! Wow!!! The Durells were on fire tonight. Tristan Coleson!! Yall may be missing the best show in town!
1st practice is in the books. Spencer looks good on the Burris powered 85. She is really liking it.
Caden has some front end shake that he is trying to figure out.
Josh's bike is fast lol
Very fast track. Thanks to many of our SEFT friends for getting her on a fast bike and gearing her up. Way above and beyond. Grateful.
Well then... Josh's mad dog ready for business, Spencer's XR Ready to go but will sit idle as we only have one set of gears for a big track and they will be on Joshs 120 so she will ride his bike in the 120 class. Cadens Suzuki needs the front wheel put back on and load out can commence.
The YZ will stay home and chill out since I managed to break my toe and won't be participating in the race festivities tomorrow. The YZ will likley be going to a new home next week and I will be straddling an open class bike for next season.
The good thing about not racing is being able to capture some good video of the rest of the crew and we can sit around and critique after. :) We are still very new and learning every time out. Spencer has had a total if 10 races and that is more than any of the rest of us and she seems to be blessed with a gift. So we are hoping to realy gear into that and try as best we can to foster her love of the sport and her ability to ride.
Next season is starting to look clearer for us. We need to sell Spencers XR and we should see a clearer over all picture there as we understand our ability to get her on another bike.
Caden is continuing on the DRZ and the open Novice class. He needs a few thousand laps and he will be sailing.
Josh is having a blast chasing the fast guys in open Maddog with the 120 and the bike seems to be performing as he had hoped when building it.
Good times. :) I will post results tomorrow night and sharing a year in review to cap off our first year of racing flattrack and documenting the adventure as well as our plans for 2023.
Thanks for following us. We have had a blast!
Well looks like the YZ is gonna get to scream at Harris. Aaron to the rescue with a sprocket that will get the speed needed for that big track.
is everywhere. :) Cadens practice.
Spencer chasing Young Mr Burris. This was a big day for her as she looks up to this young man as a racer. So for her to stick with him her first time out was huge for her confidence. This new class she will be racing in next years is full of winners. I truly believe every racer in the class has the ability to win on any given day. Hope it is like that next year. She managed to slip under him when he made a mistake and he doesn't make too many. These two could have some very cool racing and hopefully training together in their future.
Wow just getting a chance to do a quick race update.
Josh had a good race with good speed despite crashing earlier in the day. He was uninjured I thought but his arm isn't looking grand.
Caden did to practices before breaking his pipe and missing his heat and main.
Pops P2 in his heat but bike wouldn't start and missed main event
Spencer won the 125cc class and snagged a third in the 200cc class.
Fun fast night
Next up Harris for the last race of the season
Spencer is riding both classes again
Caden should be back on board the 450
Josh mad dog mod again
Pops. Thinking without the gearing needed I will sit the last one out.
Update- Sale pending on the XR. We wil miss it and Spencer loves it. I am sure she will love her new ride more.
Two more races. Time to sell the xr and make some moves to develop Spencer's skills against a faster group of racers. If anyone is looking for a bike that can help put your little one on the box, this is a well built racer with some tricks to do just that.
Next to last points race.
Wow ... two more races this season. When we started this journey on an old smoke spitting wheels bent wreck of an xr who would have thought we would all fall in love with the sport and the people. As we ventured into this as a family I decided to chronicle the journey of our first full year of racing. So much learned and so much left to learn. Now we are four but the focus is the kids. They have taken to it like a fish to water so I am hopeful this love of riding and racing continues for years to come. I will continue to update here till we wrap up the season at Harris and then just focus on the kids pages. If you have a child with a daredevil heart flattrack is a great place for them. If Spencer finishes well the last two races she will end up with the 125cc air cooled 4 stroke championship. She will be riding some other classes the last of this season to get her feet wet but on a bike that may be a little under powered for the class as we figure out next season for her. Her page will stay up and be updated as well as Cadens journey.
Can't say enough about the people we race with and the promotion we lucked into. God is certainly good and especially good to us. So many good humans in this sport.
Next up is Tripple T. My current favorite race track then onto Harris Speedway to finish the season off on a big track.
Thanks for following us on this adventure. I hope you cracked a smile along the way. :)
After race report:
Caden raced in the open class with the DRZ and got better as the night went on. He has to get it dialed in but he seems to be comfortable on it.
Josh had his all new maddog in the Mad Dog Mod class. The bike performed real good and he is settling in on it. He had a great time and got more comfortable as the day went on.
I struggled to get used to the YZ in both classes but felt like it started to settle by the end of the night. Bent it up a little but we will get it dialed in. Shocks aren't getting it done.
Spencer in my opinion ran her best/fastest race to date and took another P1. We all need to get some track time to get our body mechanics dialed in. The kids are pretty tight but J and I need to tighten up. :)
Great night of racing in all the classes and we are always happy at the track.
Mixed bag so far but having fun. Spencer win her heat. The rest of us faltered a bit but we all get to race the mains.
Loaded up and ready to roll! We are all excited to go racing and see our race family. Going to be a hoot!
About time to kick off the final three races of the season Saturday. We haven't rode for a couple of months. Time to shake off the rust.
We are about ready. Virginia is not in the cards for us this go round but we should all be racing at Coleridge Speeday on the 17th.
Wow! Just heard Josh's XR build run with the custom pipe and it sounds scary. Spencer's is running and being broke in beginning today. The DRZ fired up and now the Yamaha. Bearings should be here tomorrow and then toss it together and should be a weekend of tuning and breaking in in prep for Sept 17th Coleridge race. Great track and hoping the stars allign for a ridiculous turn out. SEFT is growing.
We stll have a way to go on bikes with the second part of the season sneaking up quickly.
Josh has his build almost finished but needs to split the cases one more time and he should be ready for a break in, tune and set up. He has Spencer's tore apart for secret sauce parts (new rings) are in so that motor can be put back together the installed for break in and tuning. My smoker needs the front wheel bearings packed and wheel put back on. I broke it in before swapping the carb, and other bits. Josh is almost done w paint and the tank will be ready then on to tuning. Caden is closing in on racing the DRZ which should be ready for the rest of the season.
Unfortunately maintenance and enhancements have kept us off the track and likley we won't have them done to practice before the season kicks off but we will get there. Looking forward to racing and kicking off the rust.
Well, I had to order a new fuel tank. Ouch! The tank fiberglass separated. Made the paint bubble. Liner flaked. But the new one will be here soon add a couple new tires and my new to me Yamaha will be ready for the track. Looking forward to all of us dialing our bikes in for the next race and getting the much-coveted seat time. Josh should have his bike and Spencer's done in the next few weeks too. Hate not riding , glad to have the time to get ready.
45 days? Fuel Tank is re lined, New Numbers ordered, Getting new rubber and a good tune and this little lady is ready for prime time. September 17 at Coleridge.
Working hard to get the steeds ready for the second half of the SEFT season.
Well we are working along prepping for the second half of the season. Trying to get everyone a ride under them. So far it looks Like we may just make it. Hopefully back to practicing in the next week or so with three of four bikes. Spencer's XR will get some love. Caden is looking like he may be on a 450, J has a fresh build down to the bones but should be ready for business for Coleridge. If all the stars come together I may be aboard a more competitive motorcycle, if not XL will finish the season with me. A couple of Ts to cross and Is to dot but closer every day. I am about healed up from my last unscheduled get off. Got a new helmet, whoot! jersey on order courtesy of my son just need to find a pair of fat fella mx pants.
Armor for all and zoom zoom.
Good times learning and practicing Sat.
Prepping for practice. Time to learn more racin stuff.
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